Discoveries: Spin More Poi with Willow Solow

Willow Solow has immersed himself head first into the world of the flow arts. Considering himself a poi monk, he dedicates his life to learning, educating, and serving the poi and flow arts community. He strives to create an umbrella under which all poi spinners can have a unified reference for developed and practiced conventions and frameworks through Spin More Poi, which …

FAI Tutsday: 3 Poi Stack Swaps

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Fire Safety Feature Part 2 of 5

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Fuel Science This video deals with the scientific aspects of the fuels that are commonly used in fire performance. A basic understanding of the chemical properties of the common fuels that are used to produce fire …

FireDrums Announcements!

FireDrums is stepping it up this year bringing in internationally renowned talent like Wes Peden, Steve Bags and Valentina Martin of Twisted Orbit, Simon Jansen, and more instructors to be announced. A massive drum circle by Sambamore and the return of the firewalk led by Kevin Axtell, director of the Firewalking Center.                     …

Social Media for Flow Artists #1

It’s really easy to get discouraged or distracted by social media. There are a lot of unsaid rules and a lot to manage. Hopefully this series will help you navigate the swampy lands of social and digital media to help keep you doing what you do best, whether it’s keeping up with your practice, teaching, or just spinning with friends. …

FLAME Instructor Selection Process Revealed

This will be the 2nd year FLAME has experimented with a voting based system for Instructor Selection. They’ve attempted to improve the system to bring to you the best flow festival in the Southeaster US. It is clear that the team has worked very hard to make sure that selection is fair. One main issue is that anyone can vote, …

FAI Tutsday: Split Time Opposite Direction

Split time opposite direction is when the hands pass the bottom beats at different times and are moving in opposite directions.  Both hands meet on the sides of the body. Clapping on the sides can help this pattern make sense. This motion of this pattern feels a lot like double dutch. In addition, if you do taga, you can turn …

FAI Swag: Shoulster Giveaway

Fanny packs are nice for hands free item carrying, but they still have a tendency to get in your way while spinning. Bags are cumbersome and what to do when you don’t have any pockets? Introducing the shoulder holster or “shoulster” from the flow arts shop. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” …

FAI Festival Spotlight: Pacific Fire

Pacific Fire Gathering is a festival like no other. It’s nestled at a venue that captures both the beautiful Oregon coastal forest and the Pacific Ocean beach connecting you into your practice and nature. Dates are set for September 17-20, 2015. Tickets will be on sale June 1st. Their website recently was redesigned, so check it out. Still interested? Need …

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Surviving Cabin Fever

See a list version Winter is a hard time for people involved with movement, especially those of us who like props that easily break our lamps, ceiling fans, televisions…. The list goes on. When you’re short on square footage in your dwelling, having an indoor meetup or classes to attend regularly can be mind saving. Together with Tyler Spades (see …